Old Words That Are Vanishing More and More Each Year

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abriller

“abriller”

Word type:

verb

English:

to cover; to tuck in; to bundle up

Audio:

“abriller”

adroit (à l'* de)

“adroit (à l’* de)”

Word type:

common expression

English:

across from

Audio:

“adroit (à l’* de)”

arrêt

“arrêt”

Word type:

noun

English:

end

Audio:

“arrêt”

asteur

“asteur”

Word type:

adverb

English:

at the present time; currently

Audio:

“asteur”

babines

“babines”

Word type:

noun

English:

lips

Audio:

“babines”

bagouler

“bagouler”

Word type:

verb

English:

to speak nonsense; to prattle on

Audio:

“bagouler”

begou

“begou”

Word type:

noun

English:

a helper

Audio:

“begou”

bourne

“bourne”

Word type:

noun

English:

a lobster trap

Audio:

“bourne”

butin

“butin”

Word type:

noun

English:

fabric

Audio:

“butin”

clayon

“clayon”

Word type:

noun

English:

the gate of a fence

Audio:

“clayon”

comprenure

“comprenure”

Word type:

noun

English:

understanding

Audio:

“comprenure”

cri (aller)

“cri (aller)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to go get; to fetch

Audio:

“cri (aller)”

dandaine

“dandaine”

Word type:

noun

English:

an attractive woman; a doll (Slang)

Audio:

“dandaine”

débouler

“débouler”

Word type:

verb

English:

to fall; to tumble down

Audio:

“débouler”

déchanger (se)

“déchanger (se)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to change one’s clothes

Audio:

“déchanger (se)”

dégoter (se)

“dégoter (se)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to clear one’s throat

Audio:

“dégoter (se)”

degouler

“degouler”

Word type:

verb

English:

to vomit

Audio:

“degouler”

dehâler (se)

“dehâler (se)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to hurry up

Audio:

“dehâler (se)”

deparler

“deparler”

Word type:

verb

English:

to utter nonsense; to lie or deceive someone

Audio:

“deparler”

désabrier (se)

“désabrier (se)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to uncover oneself

Audio:

“désabrier (se)”

devirer (se * sur)

“devirer (se * sur)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to turn on someone; to rebut

Audio:

“devirer (se * sur)”

dormitoire

“dormitoire”

Word type:

noun

English:

sleep

Audio:

“dormitoire”

échappe

“échappe”

Word type:

noun

English:

a splinter

Audio:

“échappe”

émoyer (s')

“émoyer (s’)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to ask oneself

Audio:

“émoyer (s’)”

en-dessous

“en-dessous”

Word type:

noun

English:

an underhanded person

Audio:

“en-dessous”

escrimer (s')

“escrimer (s’)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to exclaim

Audio:

“escrimer (s’)”

flagassant(e)

“flagassant(e)”

Word type:

adjective

English:

flabby

Audio:

“flagassant(e)”

foudreil

“foudreil”

Word type:

noun

English:

drifting snow; a blizzard

Audio:

“foudreil”

frais (en)

“frais (en)”

Word type:

adverbial phrase

English:

to be ready or prepared for

Audio:

“frais (en)”

fricot

“fricot”

Word type:

noun

English:

a stew

Audio:

“fricot”

galance

“galance”

Word type:

noun

English:

a swing

Audio:

“galance”

gâraisse

“gâraisse”

Word type:

noun

English:

a young girl or lady

Audio:

“gâraisse”

gelée blanche

“gelée blanche”

Word type:

noun

English:

white frost; hoarfrost

Audio:

“gelée blanche”

grafigner

“grafigner”

Word type:

verb

English:

to claw or scratch

Audio:

“grafigner”

grouiller

“grouiller”

Word type:

verb

English:

to move; to get out of the way

Audio:

“grouiller”

haranguer

“haranguer”

Word type:

verb

English:

to hassle someone

Audio:

“haranguer”

hatchet

“hatchet”

Word type:

noun

English:

to jerk an object free

Audio:

“hatchet”

itou

“itou”

Word type:

adverb

English:

likewise; also; (me) too

Audio:

“itou”

maigrasse

“maigrasse”

Word type:

noun

English:

someone emaciated

Audio:

“maigrasse”

maitresse-d'école

“maitresse-d’école”

Word type:

noun

English:

a teacher

Audio:

“maitresse-d’école”

mitan

“mitan”

Word type:

noun

English:

the middle or centre

Audio:

“mitan”

mouche-à-miel

“mouche-à-miel”

Word type:

noun

English:

a honeybee

Audio:

“mouche-à-miel”

mouiller

“mouiller”

Word type:

verb

English:

to rain

Audio:

“mouiller”

noucle

“noucle”

Word type:

noun

English:

a knot

Audio:

“noucle”

pigouiller

“pigouiller”

Word type:

verb

English:

to tease someone; to pick on someone

Audio:

“pigouiller”

pleine-tête (à)

“pleine-tête (à)”

Word type:

adverbial phrase

English:

at the top of one’s lungs; noisily

Audio:

“pleine-tête (à)”

plurer

“plurer”

Word type:

verb

English:

to peel

Audio:

“plurer”

ragouiller (se)

“ragouiller (se)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to gargle; to slush water in one’s mouth

Audio:

“ragouiller (se)”

tirette

“tirette”

Word type:

noun

English:

a drawer

Audio:

“tirette”

zire (faire)

“zire (faire)”

Word type:

verb

English:

to disgust

Audio:

“zire (faire)”

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